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Everything Printmaking

June 22, 2018, 10 a.m. - June 24, 2018, 3 p.m.

June 22 - 24, 2018, 10:00am Friday - 3:00 Sunday

Lodging fee: $60

Meals: $65

Workshop: $200

Total Package: $325

Instructor: Jennifer Mally

Come for 3 days of printmaking! Relief-carve a design in a soft rubber mat and use it to print a series of pictures or cards. Next, experiment with creating mono-prints, spreading color on plastic sheets and then sending it through a etching press to print the image on paper. The final project will be creating a collagraph. Build up a relief design m...

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Beyond the Bauhaus-The Art of the Vessel

June 24, 2018, 5 p.m. - June 29, 2018, 1 p.m.

(All levels)

June 24-29, 2018, 5:00pm Sunday - 1:00pm Friday

Lodging fee: $150

Meals: $140

Workshop: $235

Total Package: $525

Instructor: Phil Lyons

Phil Lyons will offer a week of demos and independent wheel time wrapped in discussion about the Bauhaus tradition and its long and important history in our area. Discover the vessel as it relates to form and function. Our gorgeous outdoor setting invites you to explore these new ideas.  This workshop includes an evening performance at the...

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Recycled Bag Fabric Art

June 27, 2018, 1 p.m. - June 27, 2018, 4 p.m.

June 27, 2018, 1:00 - 4:00pm

Fee: $50

Instructor: Jennifer Mally

Come make usable fabric from your plastic shopping bags! We will make 7 layer fabric and then cut the fabric to sew a bag. Bring bundles of colorful, used plastic shopping bags. The rest of the materials will be provided.

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Ceramic Mobile Making

June 30, 2018, 1 p.m. - July 7, 2018, 4 p.m.

June 30 and July 7, 2018, 1:00 - 4:00pm (MUST ATTEND BOTH DAYS)

Fee: $80          

Instructor: Jennifer Mally

On June 30th come and design and create a mobile from low fire, ceramic clay. Hand-build the mobile pieces from slabs of clay. Think of shapes like leaves, birds, flowers......color your pieces with underglazes, or leave the clay bare. String your mobile with natural or colored cotton string. Return on July 7th to assemble your fired ceramic pieces into a mobile, complete with hook...

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Communing with Clay

July 8, 2018, 5 p.m. - July 13, 2018, 1 p.m.

July 8 -13, 2018, 5:00pm Sunday - 1:00pm Friday

Lodging fee: $150

Meals: $140

Workshop: $235

Total Package: $525

Instructor: Geof Herman

This workshop is a long-standing tradition at Art Ventures. Join Geof and a talented group of potters and sculptors; enhance your skills and learn new techniques through demos, critiques and one-on-one instruction. Extended productive days in the studio are the norm for this workshop. Enjoy the community that develops throughout the week and find inspi...

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Creative Journal Making

July 11, 2018, 9:30 a.m. - July 11, 2018, 4 p.m.

July 11, 2018, 9:30 - 4:00pm

Fee: $90

Instructor: Jennifer Mally

Create 4 different types of artful books. We will start will a simple book made of beautiful folded paper and end with a book bound together with the Coptic stitch using linen string.  There will be a selection of beautiful papers and examples to look at.  Fee includes all materials and lunch.

 

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Steven Hill: Throwing Relaxed, Gestural Forms

July 15, 2018, 5 p.m. - July 20, 2018, 1 p.m.

July 15 - 20, 2018, 5:00pm Sunday - 1:00pm Friday

Lodging fee: $150

Meals: $140

Workshop: $410

Total Package: $700

As intermediate throwers hone their skills they often begin to show an affinity for working more precisely. Precision throwing can lead to sublime beauty or to mechanical repetition that leaves pots a bit stiff. As potters develop their eye along with their technical skills, they sometimes yearn to make forms that breathe – pots that look as though they are still soft and pl...

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Two Demos a Day!

July 22, 2018, 5 p.m. - July 27, 2018, 1 p.m.

July 22 - 27, 2018, 5:00pm Sunday - 1:00pm Friday

Lodging fee: $150

Meals: $139.50

Workshop: $235

Total Package: $525

Instructors: Kathy King and Alli Olson

Join Alli and Kathy for what they call a 'slice of heaven'; where you have your own workspace, superb food and a retreat center all on the art campus. The focus of this workshop is to experiment with a least two different ceramic techniques a day.  The expectation being you will take the skills you have learned in your own direction...

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Delores Fortuna: Form and Surface Development

Aug. 12, 2018, 10 a.m. - Aug. 17, 2018, 6 p.m.

August 12 - 17, 2018

Lodging fee: $150

Meals: $140

Workshop: $340

Total Package: $630

Join Delores Fortuna for a week of demos, discussion and hands on wheel time.  Delores will emphasize surface development while discussing the use of slips and cone 6 glazes in oxidation and reduction.  Bring images of current work, drawings and concepts of future work to our daily one-on-one discussions. Workshop fee includes 2 bags of B-clay, all meals and lodging at the Art Ventures Retreat Center. B...

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Local Art and Food Immersion!

Sept. 9, 2018, 10 a.m. - Sept. 13, 2018, 6 p.m.

September 9-13, 2018

Full Package $425

Come to the Adamah campus at Bethel Horizons for a "trial run" of a Road Scholar program!
For 4 days, immerse yourself in local food and art! Tour cheese factories and the Bothum Vineyard, enjoy tickets to an American Player Theater play, group ceramic projects, and cooking pizza in Bethel Horizon's wood oven using local ingredients.
Tour Taliesin and engage with interesting guest speakers covering topics of art, honeybees and ecology.
During your stay...

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